Press Release: MultiTouch unveils world’s first ultra-thin bezel 55” touch screen

September 20, 2012

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    New MultiTaction cell creates near seamless multi-display interactive installations.

    MultiTouch Ltd, developer of the world’s first modular multi-touch LCD screen for large-scale displays, has today announced the launch of its ultra-thin bezel (UTB) MultiTaction cell. The world’s first and only interactive display with an ultra-thin bezel LCD, the 55” display further enhances MultiTouch’s position as market leader in stackable interactive display installations.

    The new 55” UTB dramatically minimises the visible bezel. With a 1.9mm bezel in the bottom and left side of the cell, and a 3.8mm bezel on the top and right side, the result is the smallest possible intrusion to the visible surface area, with an average mullion of only 5.7mm from pixel to pixel. This is a significant improvement on existing MultiTaction cells, which already deliver flush integration of multi-display installations.

    “The first MultiTaction cells already boasted thin bezels designed with multi-display installations in mind,” explains Petri Martikainen, CEO of MultiTouch. “The introduction of our ultra-thin bezel model improves the individual cell’s appearance dramatically, making multiple display arrays look almost seamless.”

    The ultra-thin bezel touch screen construction is made possible by MultiTouch’s patented optical imaging technology Computer Vision Through Screen (CVTS) which has optical touch sensors integrated into the proprietary LCD backlight modules. MultiTaction cells provide the world’s most advanced set of touch, gesture and object recognition capabilities.They can accommodate unlimited numbers of touch points and an unlimited number of concurrent users with full hand recognition. Uniquely, MultiTaction cells support simultaneous IR pen and touch interaction.

    Intended for demanding public installations in corporate and retail space, education, museums, and exhibitions, MultiTaction Cells boast advanced interaction features and ultra-fast 200 fps tracking – enabling the most engaging interactive user experiences to be developed and deployed. Full networking capabilities allow for cloud applications and social network integration as well as remote management and monitoring.

    MultiTaction cells are designed for Enriched Reality™: interaction with real-life objects – whether ID badges, product samples , 2D barcodes, or game pieces for example – and can be stacked to create giant interactive screens in a variety of shapes using large numbers of cells. The world’s biggest multitouch videowall was recently installed in London using 24x 55″ MultiTaction cells. A demonstration video is available here http://youtu.be/ZwVtfV7Y9yU

    MultiTaction cells support the industry’s widest range of development tools, including the MultiTouch Cornerstone software development kit (SDK), Microsoft Surface 2 SDK, and all TUIO-compatible tools. An external computer with Windows, Linux, or Mac OS can also be used to connect multiple cells into large, awe inspiring, interactive installations.

    MultiTouch is taking orders for the 55” UTB with immediate effect and will begin shipping from the end of September 2012.

    For further information about MultiTouch, please visit www.multitouch.fi and www.multitaction.com, as well as the MultiTouch YouTube channel at youtube.com/multitouchfi, and twitter.com/multitouchfi for further updates.

    Please click here to view our video of the new UTB MultiTaction.

    Click here to download pictures multitaction.com/about/photos/


    MultiTouch Ltd PR: Bigger Boat PR | rob@biggerboatpr.com | +44 7986 113 722

    About MultiTouch Ltd.
    MultiTouch is a leading developer of interactive display systems, based on proprietary software and hardware designs. The company is headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, with U.S. offices in Silicon Valley, California and New York City and an office in Singapore. The company’s systems are currently in use in more than 50 countries around the globe.

    For more information, please visit www.multitouch.fi.


    MultiTaction® is a registered trademark of MultiTouch Ltd.